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The League's Red River Valley chapter will host the meeting on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Fargo.
Similar to a focus group, the action session will be a facilitated discussion with groups of parents, providers, child care workers and business owners. The aim of the event is to build support for innovative solutions to the state’s childcare crisis
Both candidates for governor in South Dakota have an expansion of child care in the state as part of their campaign messaging. Some providers in the childcare industry say the secret to improving supply is a re-evaluation of licensing requirements that exacerbate staffing shortages and make entry costs prohibitively high in some cases.
HORACE, N.D. — When Horace homeowners got their recent utility bill, they also received a surprise.
With a shortage of workers, prices too high for parents and wages too low for teachers, some area child care providers have called a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Dilworth City Depot Park.
The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties discontinued its morning care in schools and at its Fercho and Schlossman sites this fall, leaving some families scrambling for other options.

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The childcare grant program helps rural providers with funding during hard times.
Nominations are in and you can vote through Oct. 9
Participants are welcome to share their stories about how the shortage of accessible, affordable and quality child care affects them.

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